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Cathy S. Gelbin
David Rechter
Daniel Wildmann

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The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is the pre-eminent journal on Central European Jewish history and culture. This well-established publication covers cultural, economic, political, social and religious history, the impact of antisemitism …

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The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize

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The Leo Baeck Essay Prize is awarded every year to a young researcher writing on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. The Prize was established to:

  • - Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
  • - Promote young researchers in the field

The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the post-war period and present.

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Accepting 2018 prize submissions

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize. The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than five years ago. The winner will receive:
  • Publication of the winning essay in the 2018 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • A cash prize of £500
  • A free year's print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

The closing date for entries is 15 January 2017

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Past Winners

The winner of the 2015 prize is:
On Nathan Birnbaum’s Messianism and Translating the Jewish Other
by Nick Block

The essay is available to read free online and winning entries from previous years, are available to read free online. 

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